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The British Council invites requests for proposals from trainers with international experience in online training to deliver the Researcher Connect programme.

About Researcher Connect 

Researcher Connect is part of Going Global Partnerships to build stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected higher education and TVET systems.

Researcher Connect consists of a series of short interactive modules for researchers at the early stage of their research career and from any academic discipline. The programme focuses on:

  • Development of excellent communication skills using English language in international, multicultural contexts
  • Enabling learners to communicate their research effectively with a range of audiences in appropriate academic and/or professional styles. 

The current Researcher Connect modules cover key aspects of research communication and are delivered through online training, including writing, speaking and listening components, supported by online materials.

Trainer requirements 

Researcher Connect trainers should possess relevant online training experience, preferably acquired in an academic/international context. Trainers should also hold previous experience of delivering training in the UK, within the research sector/environment.

Trainers must have excellent proficiency in written and spoken English and must have experience of:

  • Undertaking similar service(s)
  • Delivering service(s) outside the UK and/or to an international audience
  • Developing training material for face to face and online delivery
  • Presenting findings, data and reports
  • Using online collaborative tools, including good working knowledge of Microsoft Teams

This call is open to any nationality.

How to apply 

The British Council invites interested suppliers to submit a proposal outlining their relevant skills, knowledge and experience for this opportunity. 

For full details and to submit a proposal, please visit the InTend portal (registration required). The procurement documentation is available to download on InTend.

Project title and reference: UK_2021_E&S_training delivery services for the British Council Researcher Connect programme. Reference: BC/01918

Response deadline

24 August 2021

Key dates

27 July 2021: Request for Propsals (RFP) issued to bidding suppliers

9 August 2021: Deadline for clarification questions (Clarification Deadline)

12 August 2021: British Council to respond to clarification questions

24 August 2021: Deadline for submission of RFP responses by potential suppliers (Response Deadline)

7 September 2021: Final Decision

30 September 2021: Contract concluded with winning supplier

1 October 2021: Contract start date

Further information 

Please send any questions or queries regarding any aspect of the procurement or documentation via the InTend system by the clarification deadline, 

Please note queries sent after the clarification deadline may not receive a response. 

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